History publication sponsorships

Recording history

As Australia’s oldest city, the history of Sydney is diverse, rich and intriguing. Much of this history has been unrecorded and there is much still to discover and interpret. The history publication sponsorship program helps historians, independent researchers, organisations and publishers with the costs of history publications that are considered relevant to the ongoing research and recording of the history of the City of Sydney. Sponsorships of up to $15,000 are available. 

The aim of the program is to complement the work of the City's historians by supporting the publication of new historical research that is relevant to the local area and supports the history program's core research areas of local, community, social and urban histories.

This program does not provide funding for historical research and does not support publications that are primarily reports, photographic monographs, archival recordings or contemporary snapshots of city life. The work must be a piece of history.

Individuals, organisations and publishers are eligible for sponsorship funding. General policy eligibility and exclusions apply.

This program will respond on an ad hoc basis to requests from publishers and historians. All applicants must speak to the City's historian before applying in writing to the Chief Executive Officer.

How to apply

All applications are assessed against the grant criteria and in accordance with the City's grants and sponsorships policy, available for download below.

Contact the City Historian at lamurray@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au to discuss your proposal.


For more information about this program, please contact:

The Grants Team
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 8 January 2015